advice needed for surf rod purchase..PLEASE
I am buying a new surf rod for a christmas present for myself...it will be used for casting 3 to 5 ozs of weight and cut bait or bloodworms. I fish the hudson river and jersey shore, both bay and ocean. The reel will be a shimano spheros 8000 spooled with 30lb power pro. I have pretty much narrowed my choices down to a 10ft lamiglas, either tri flex or xs(surf and jetty series)mhs, lure weight rating of 2 to 6 or 3 to 6, or a loomis imx 10 ft lure rating of 3/4 to 5. I really want to make the right purchase for my purposes. I would really appreciate some advice on whether or not these rods will serve the purpose and if so and all things being equal which one you would go with. Thx very much for any advice you could impart.